If we finish in the top 3 it will be a great ray of light and hope for the future. If we have another year like this one, it's time to fire up the firekk web site.
I always root for the kids and really want them to succeed on the court but I don't hold much hope.
A buddy of mine is a HS coach of good success. He's had interactions with KK and knows our offense and defense. Not that it makes him some expert but nonetheless it was interesting insight from someone who doesn't really have a stake in SCU hoops. He watched 2 SCU games this year and without any color from me said (paraphrasing) "There's a team who's given up on it's coach. I've had it happen to me and I can spot it a mile away. I was able to turn it around but when a team gives up on the coach it turns into a cancer and it's very hard to turn around. Players start to do their own thing and not follow the offense or defense because they think they know better than the coach. I see guys out there not running the designed offense and you can see Keating's reaction when it happens. That makes the coach more upset and only spirals down further. They don't pay close attentsion during time outs. They turn their head and look away when he's talking to them."
Maybe Kevin Foster is the medicine for all the ills. Winning fixes a lot and he's a key cog. We'll see.
It happens when teams get down. Some bounce back, others don't. Ernie Kent at Oregon is a prime example. Went to 2 elite 8's. But a few bad years in a row and the players on the team stopped believing in him and gave up on him too. He's gone.
That said, I will hope for the best and will root my Bronco heart out next year for our players that we have all the success possible. But make no mistake, when it's all over, if we don't have a good season next year, it will be time to make a change.